Mother's Apple Crumble

November 12, 2016
1 Ratings
Photo by Natasha Tang
  • Serves 8
Author Notes

My mother always told us that she had a secret ingredient that went into the traditional Apple Crumble. People always seemed to like hers so much more than they liked any other crumble. That ingredient was almond flour, and it makes all the difference in the world. —The Haute Madeleine

What You'll Need
  • 8 apples, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 5.5 ounces butter, cut into small pieces and at room temperature + extra for apples and for dish
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 pinch sal
  1. Cook the cubes of apples in a little bit of butter for a few minutes.
  2. Sprinkle cinnamon and mix well.
  3. Butter a dish and place the apples. Let them cool.
  4. In the meantime, mix the flour, almond flour, sugar, salt and butter.
  5. Mix with your hands to obtain a granulated mixture.
  6. Spread out the mixture on the apples.
  7. Bake in the oven for about 20-25 min, until golden brown.

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simchan March 4, 2022
Have been on the lookout for the perfect apple crumble, must admit that your mother's recipe comes very close !

The recipe as it stands however doesn't indicate cooking temp. Took me about 45 minutes on 350. (although I am not quite sure as I didn't want to burn it)

Made a few additions:
1) cut-up almonds with a mezzaluna instead of flour
2) ginger, cardamom, nutmeg and cinnamon in the apple mixture
3) oatmeal in the crumble ! (half a cup)
4) two pears (ho ho !)